Accession Number : AD0864714

Title :   Structures and Materials Assessment for Hypersonic Vehicle Technology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Nov 68-Mar 69,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY CORP DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Guyton, Robert G. ; Ingram, Jesse C., Jr

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : An analysis and assessment program was conducted to evaluate the relative merits of candidate radiative thermo-structural configurations for a hypersonic L/D=3 reentry vehicle having a useful payload capacity. The report discusses the effects of vehicle configuration on overall structural design and attempts to assign the refractory metallic alloys to their most efficient range of design utilization expressed in terms of time-temperature-loads environmental inputs. One section of the report is devoted to the conceptual design and integration of variable geometry structure to a high L/D vehicle, with an assessment of the design penalties and problem areas incurred due to the use of variable geometry surfaces. The report identifies the analysis rationale employed in the derivation of the findings and conclusions offered in this report. The study considered the elements of design efficiency, construction techniques and processes, cost-availability considerations, and reliability in the overall investigation of the several candidate thermostructural systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIFTING REENTRY VEHICLES, *AIRFRAMES, *REFRACTORY METAL ALLOYS, HEAT SHIELDS, PANELS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, TITANIUM ALLOYS, BERYLLIUM, HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, THERMAL INSULATION.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE